Bridge House Mile Promotes Swimming As Life Skill, Sport

Bridge House Mile Promotes Swimming As Life Skill, Sport

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Celebrities and swimmers including Olympians Ryk Neethling and Terence Parkin, ocean swimmer Theodore Yach and former Miss South Africa Amy Kleinhans will compete in the third annual Bridge House Mile this weekend.

Backed by Princess Charlene of Monaco, the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa and Speedo South Africa, the event takes place in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley at the Berg River Dam on February 28th.

The dam boasts one of South Africa’s cleanest water systems where swimmers can participate in a range of swims from 200m to one mile.

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation’s South Africa ambassador, Terence Parkin, will swim a mile in support of the World Wide Funf and to promote water safety and swimming as a life-skill and sport.

Parkin also held a pre-swim clinic today at the dam. The Foundation has sponsored medals for the 200m and 400m swim. The race categories and entry fees:

•200m Fun Swim & Beginners: R50
•200m Juniors (U10 to U12): R50
•400m Schools Solo Swim (U13 to U18): R75
•400m Schools Team Swim (U13 to U18): R75
•400m Beginners Swim (all ages): R75
•Mile Swim (all ages): R200
•WWF Swim for Nature (any distance): R500
•WWF Swim for Nature (any distance plus t-shirt): R700

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The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation has given its patronage to WWF’s Swim for Nature campaign at the Bridge House Mile swim. The Foundation is committed to water safety and the promotion of swimming both as a life skill and a sport.

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